Google Buzz, a name that has been a buzz word since the launch. It looks like sooner or later people are going to embrace Buzz, those who will embrace it sooner will have an upper edge. Anyway, I am the Buzz admirer and hence I decided to share few cool Buzz tips with everyone, whether you are a Buzz fan or not these tips will be useful for you.
1. Find someone’s comments
Getting to know on what buzz posts your friends have commented allows you to take part in conversations that might interest you, or you might find something useful. You can even find the posts where you have commented for follow up. So lets see how to actually search for the buzz posts commented by someone. You need to use the special operator “commenter:” followed by the username, email or name of the user. Like for example if you know someone’s email address you can use commenter:firstname.lastname@example.org or just commenter:username. If you don’t know the uemail address then you can specify name too. Like if you want to search the posts where I have commented you can search for “commenter: Hameedullah Khan”
2. Filter Google Buzz
If you like me don’t want to see Buzz updates in your inbox and keep your inbox and Buzz separated you will definitely love this tip which I first read on LifeHacker. Just create a filter with “label:Buzz” and select “Skip Inbox”. For more detailed step by step tutorial read Hide/Remove Google Buzz Updates from Your Gmail Inbox on lifehacker.
3. Access amazing Buzz for Mobile from your PC
Buzz for mobile not only supports collapsing comments and Buzz but it also allows you to view Buzz updates from the nearby user. By viewing updates from nearby user the opportunities to connect with other people are endless. Try Buzz for mobile here.
4. Search Buzz from specific sources.
While searching Buzz you can specify source of the updates you want to see, for example if you want to see Buzz updates that are posted from Twitter only use “source:twitter” operation in your search query. You can prefix the source operator with hyphen to filter out the Buzz that were posted from Twitter, example: “-source:twitter”
5. Post your Buzz on Twitter
Post your Buzz updates to Twitter in real time, just follow the steps below to setup posting buzz updates to twitter.
- Visit http://profiles.google.com/me, which will redirect to your profile
- Copy your profile URL (e.g. “http://www.google.com/profiles/dclinton“)
- Visit http://feedburner.google.com/ and sign in with your Gmail account
- Paste your profile URL under Burn a feed right this instant
- Click next and then click Skip directly to feed management
- Click the Publicize tab on the top
- Click the Socialize tab on the left
- Click Add a Twitter Account
- Sign in to Twitter and click Allow to allow Feedburner to post
- Change Post Content to “Body Only” (important!)
- Click Activate
6. Follow Google Buzz team on Buzz
Follow the Google Buzz team, to stay updated on release of new Buzz features and tips and tricks from the Buzz team.
7. Bonus TIP: Follow me
You should follow me on Google Buzz, if you want to stay updated on Google Buzz developments and want to learn such new tricks every now and then.
What do you think about these tips? Are they useful? Do you have any tricks to share?